Investing in children, women can give lifelong returns: Government


City Desk :
Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Dr Nahid Rashid on Monday said investing in children and women can give lifelong returns.

“Previously, there was no mention of ‘nutrition’ in the National Fisheries Policy, but thanks to Suchana we have now included nutrition in the policy revision,” she said, reports UNB.

Speaking as the chief guest, the Secretary said Suchana worked to address the many drivers of stunting and they need further collaboration to improve the household food security, and this requires multi department collaboration.

“Government is keen to make changes in tackling poverty alleviation and the health sector, for which collaboration between government, NGOs and the private sector is very important,” she said.

Save the Children in Bangladesh has been implementing “Suchana-Ending the cycle of under-nutrition in Bangladesh” since August 2015.


After seven and half years of programme implementation, Suchana will be closed by 31st December 2023.

A closing event of the project was held in Dhaka on Monday. Suchana is one of the largest food and nutrition security programmes in the country led by Save the Children in Bangladesh.

The programme is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and European Union (EU).

Suchana targeted 235,579 households which reached 1.4 million programme participants living in the 20 upazilas and 157 unions in Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts. Suchana continued replication of best practices in Sunamganj and Habiganj district.

The primary goal of Suchana was to achieve significant reduction of stunting among children under-two in Sylhet and Moulvibazar and catalyse support across government and other stakeholders for a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach to undernutrition at the national and sub-national levels.